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that the administration is suspending $800 million in aid to pakistan's military. the goal is to pressure pakistan to fight militants more effectively and to stop elements of pakistan's military from backing the taliban in afghanistan. all of this, one more sign of the growing tensions between the u.s. and pakistan. >>> as all of this debate over spending plays out in washington, in towns across this untry, millimeters of americans just want to find a job. tonight, another stunning number behind the new and rising unemployment figures. it now takes ten months to find a job, the longest ever. millions of americans now have only food stamps to get by, and those benefits kick in once a month and midnight. and it's created a new shopper in this country. the familying heading out in darkness to get their food. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: we responsibility more than a month following leslie benson and her family. she was laid off from her job two years ago. her unemployment has run out. and the state gives her just $97 in food stamps each month to feed her family of three. >> we live for t
the new leader of al qaeda, ayman al zawahiri, is living in the tribal areas of pakistan. and the most troubled branch he is worried about is in yemen, led by cleric anwar al awlaki. the secretary has met with afghanistan's president, discussing plans to draw skroun and hand control to local forces by 2014. general david petraeus, agreed with the assessment that al qaeda is on the run. and reinforced the call to keep pressure on all al qaeda leaders. >> you have to whack all the moles simultaneously. this is a network. you must pressure the terrorist network wherever it is. >> reporter: on the war in afghanistan, general petraeus made news today. he said for the first time in five years, last year, the numbmb of insurgent attacks in afghanistan actually went down. david? >> david, thank you. >>> at the white house tonight, they are preparing for tomorrow's high-stakes meeting. president obama and leaders from both parties, their own sunday roundtable, dealing with the looming debt crisis. economists warn in weeks, the federal government will default on its loans, saying the consequence
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